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Ela Orleans (PL/UK) : Night Voyager

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Ela Orleans (PL/UK) : Night Voyager

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Ela Orleans (PL/UK) : Night Voyager

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Tramway

Dates and times

Thursday 7 November 2019
8:30PM - 9:30PM

Presented as part of Sonica Glasgow 2019

Journey into the unknown with a new work from Glasgow-based Polish singer and composer Ela Orleans. 

Set to soaring music that recalls the Cocteau Twins and classic science-fiction movie soundtracks, footage of the 1969 Apollo moon mission is repurposed to retell the narrative of Night Thoughts, a nine-poem cycle written by Edward Young in the 1740s. Orleans’ Night Voyager marries the footage of fearful but optimistic astronauts captured in the archive material with Young’s meditation on death – and speaks, too, of the possibility of cultural forgetting, as in Young’s poem, now scarcely remembered but called in its ‘the grandest and richest poetry that human genius has ever produced’. 

Venue

Tramway

Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE

Open tomorrow 9:30am - 8:00pm

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